Ontario reports 1,822 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths

The GTA continues to drive the daily case count but Hamilton and Waterloo each confirmed more than 100 new infections

Ontario reported 1,822 new COVID-19 cases and 29 more deaths on November 28.

Labs processed 55,086 tests, the second time daily testing has passed the provincial government’s goal of 50,000. The positivity rate is 3.3 per cent.

Of today’s 29 deaths, eight were long-term care home residents. The virus has killed 3,624 people in Ontario since the pandemic began.

The following regions reported five or more new cases of COVID-19:

Most new confirmed cases continue to be concentrated in the Greater Toronto Area. However, Hamilton and Waterloo each reported a single-day increase in the triple digits.

“Locally, there are 566 new cases in Toronto, 516 in Peel, 145 in York Region, 105 in Waterloo and 102 in Hamilton. There are 1,510 more resolved cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases is now 1,523.

The province detected a record 1,855 new cases on Friday, 1,478 on Thursday, 1,373 on Wednesday and 1,009 on Tuesday.

There are now more than 13,500 active confirmed cases in Ontario. Hospitalizations rose to 595, with 155 people in intensive care and 99 people on ventilators.

On Friday, the province moved Windsor-Essex into the red level of the COVID-19 response framework. Haldimand-Norfolk moved into orange and Hastings Prince Edward, Lambton and Northwestern moved into yellow.

Toronto and Peel Region remain in the grey lockdown level.

To date, there have been 113,038 confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario since January. Of those, 95,876 are resolved.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on November 27

The following regions reported five or more new cases of COVID-19:

Toronto = 566

Peel Region = 516

York Region = 145

Waterloo = 105

Hamilton = 102

Halton Region = 68

Windsor-Essex = 57

Durham Region = 48

Ottawa = 46

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 25

Niagara Region = 21

Simcoe Muskoka = 21

Middlesex-London = 20

Eastern Ontario = 13

Huron Perth = 11

Thunder Bay = 10

Grey Bruce = 10

Southwestern = 7

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington = 5


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